Bernard M Baruch College, established in 1919 is part of the City University of New York system in Manhattan, New York. It enrolls over 14,000 undergraduate students and has a vertical block-wide campus consisting of classrooms, research facilities, recreation complex, bookstore and a television studio. While a majority of students commute to school, the others can take advantage of limited housing provided by the university at the Upper East Side. Students can spend weekday afternoons meeting with the student club, media group or organization of their choice. Its location in a big city also opens doors to off-campus internships and activities. Notable Baruch College alumni include fashion designer Ralph Lauren and technologist Barry Schwartz. The college attracts a self-motivated student population, who get quality education at an affordable price.